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THE FINAL ESTIMATES FOR THE 2017 CROP IN ILLINOIS INCLUDE SOME NEW RECORDS.
 
THE SOYBEAN YIELD IS ESTIMATED AT 58 BUSHELS PER ACRE, DOWN ONE BUSHEL FROM 2016. BUT PRODUCTION HIT A RECORD HIGH AT 612 MILLION BUSHELS, UP THREE PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.
PRODUCERS HARVESTED 470 THOUSAND ACRES OF WINTER WHEAT…AND THE YIELD IS ESTIMATED AT 76 ACRES PER BUSHEL. THAT TOPS THE PREVIOUS RECORD BY TWO BUSHELS.
 
THE CORN YIELD IS ESTIMATED AT 201 BUSHELS PER ACRE…UP FOUR BUSHELS FROM 2016 AND A NEW RECORD SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER. AS FOR SOYBEANS…
 
 
ILLINOIS WHEAT GROWERS BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD WITH AN ESTIMATED 76 ACRES PER BUSHEL LAST YEAR. OAT PRODUCTION WAS DOWN TWO PERCENT.

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